Here is my ‘Earth Spiral’ tapestry finished at last. I can’t believe how long it has taken me to complete something that is only 8 ins square – a combination of hot weather preventing me from working and also having to undo several bits and re-do them from time to time until I was reasonably satisfied with the shape. On top of that just lately my get-up-and-go seems to have got up and gone and inertia has rather set in, due in part perhaps to a rather hectic last few weeks. However I am pleased with the final result and the effect of the blended yarns, both in the background and in the spiral. I think you can just make out the mid-greeny-brown between the dark green and brown yarns of the spiral – it creates a slightly more obvious shading in reality than the photo suggests.
As you can see it is still on the loom. I warped the frame with the intention of turning it over to work another piece on the other side but as yet I have not decided what to weave. We will be away later this week for a few days (leaving our son to cat sit) but I will not be taking the weaving frame with me this time, though I do intend to spend some time thinking about what to do next, both on the other side of this piece and on my larger looms. I have now bought some new warp yarn for my floor loom and need to plan what I intend to do on there, plus I have many ideas for things I would like to do on my nail frame loom. Thank goodness we now have some cooler weather making it a bit more comfortable to work with wool!
As yet I have not decided what to do with this tapestry. One suggestion is that I work a series of related pieces and present them as a whole in some way. I am quite taken with this idea but need to come up with some related symbols/designs. One possibility is more ‘earthy’ designs and another is to perhaps represent air, fire and water in similar style – any suggestions for appropriate symbols will be most appreciated.